The Natural History Museum of Utah is hosting a LIVE Q&A with astronaut Scott Kelly, Friday, April 24, at 11:30 EST during Research Quest Live (

Tune in Friday as kids from across the globe listen to astronaut Scott Kelly explain how to maintain learning in isolation and stay motivated for the future.

Students will hear expert advice on ways to achieve learning and stay motivated while schools are closed. The astronaut will answer participant questions and offer personal advice on increasing productivity and natural curiosity during these challenging times.

“After spending a year in space, Scott’s background makes him an expert on the topics of how to work, learn and live in isolation, and we couldn’t be more excited for him to share his knowledge and personal experiences with our Research Quest participants,” said Jason Cryan, Executive Director of NHMU. “It’s so important to maintain our kids’ curiosity for learning in a time where schools are closed and most learning is taking place virtually at home. Scott will be able to provide key insight and motivation for these students.”

Kelly is the record holder for the single-longest space flight mission of 340 days, and has traveled more than 200 million miles and orbited Earth more than 8,300 times. He was recognized at the 2015 State of the Union Address by United States President Barack Obama. (copy courtesy of NHMU)

Students must sign up for the session online.

To learn more and sign up for Research Quest Live, visit

Photos courtesy of NHMU